Sunshine Village Ski Resort Stats:
Vertical : 3,514'
Summit Elevation: 8,954'
Skiable Area: 3,358 acres
107 marked trails plus chutes, bowls and glades, longest run 5 miles
12 Lifts: 1 Gondola from the base
Sunshine Village Ski Resort is in the heart of Banff National
Park, and its beautiful. Ski Sunshine has 3,358-acres on three mountains. You
start your day at Sunshine taking a gondola to the ski area base village at
7,000’ - very European that way. Given its elevation, Sunshine has spectacular
scenery and snowy mountains in all directions. Sunshine is so big you vast it
encompasses skiing on both sides of the Continental Divide - Alberta and British
Columbia. See our Sunshine Ski Resort
Sunshine Ski Area, also known as Ski Banff, is mostly above tree-line skiing,
big bowls, gorgeous groomed cruisers to gentle sun soaked runs on the Wawa quad.
Of course Sunshine also offers some of Canada's s steepest chutes on Goat’s Eye
and Delirium Dive – Sunshine’s double black diamond gated terrain. Best to hire
a guide to ski Delirium Dive, you get a knowledgeable guide, avalanche
transceivers and shovels, and most importantly - safe guidance down Delirium’s
crazy staircase and cliffs. The Continental Divide Chair serves great wide-open
groomers with sensational views, plus hike to terrain. New for 2016, the Teepee
lift is Canada's only bubble covered heated quad serving this mellow
ego-pleasing terrain on Lookout Mountain at Sunshine.
For a great on mountain table service lunch, go to Eagle's Nest in the Sunshine
Village Mountain Lodge, casual fare is served with incredible views of Goat's
Eye and the gorgeous Rockies.
Sunshine offers the only on mountain ski in ski out lodging in Banff National
Park at Sunshine Village Mountain Lodge. We highly recommend this 70’s vintage
lodge which was completely redecorated and redesigned in 2009 with an
eco-friendly vibe, classy art-deco rocky mountain style.
Sunshine Mountain Lodge's West Wing is the best wing, the perfect floor plan for
a family with huge windows featuring the view of Goat' Eye and the slopes. By
5pm, all the other skiers head down the ski trail to the base, and you are left
with the friendly Lodge staff and gorgeous alpen glow best viewed from the
outdoor hot tub or the Eagle’s Nest dining room. You have no excuse not to make
first tracks, since you already mid mountain, others must take the gondola from
the base at opening bell.
You must ski Banff's Sunshine on your ski visit to Lake Louise. Include a few days skiing here in a Canadian Rocky Mountain trip and perhaps a ski safari to
Kicking Horse and Revelstoke with heli skiing or cat skiing mixed in for